Welcome to this week's Ace calendar for Memorial Day weekend in Lexington, Kentucky . Ace’s highly curated and selective to do list for the next eight days in the bluegrass is delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning via the Ace e-dition click here to subscribe. THURSDAY (May, 23, 2013) Comedian Louie Anderson begins his three day stint at comedy at Comedy Off Broadway. Tonight's Thursday Night Live performance is The Johnson Brothers at Cheapside Square. FRIDAY (May, 24, 2013) The Lexington Art League SITE installation is this week, with the opening celebration on May 24 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Various artists will each reinvent a room in the house. Food and drink by Fork in the Road and That's How We Roll. A Tribe Called Lex does A Tribe Called Quest at Al's Bar tonight. Design Your Own Revolution has selected Dakota Smith to "design his own revolution" at Land of Tomorrow Gallery with the aid of designer Paul Michael Brown. All are welcome to attend this art project's construction, Friday (daytime). SATURDAY (May, 25, 2013) The 36th annual Horsey Hundred, a bike ride tour of the Bluegrass, begins today in Georgetown, Kentucky. Bikers can choose various route options with a diverse range of mileages, each offering "an opportunity to share your cycling passion with...others in Kentucky horse country." Pops Records holds its 17th birthday bash with food, music, and giveaways. The Lex Made Trade Fair opens up NoLi to flea market style to showcase Lexington businesses. Pools open for the season on Memorial day weekend with Poolapalooza at Southland Pool. SUNDAY (May, 26, 2013) Tour de Coops 2013 begins today from 1 pm to 4 pm, with a party to follow at 4:30 at Alfalfa on Main St. It includes a self guided tour of 9 coops, with workshops at select coop locations. Night Beds performs tonight at Cosmic Charlie's at 9 pm. MONDAY (May, 27, 2013) Memorial Day. What's closed and what's open here. TUESDAY (May, 28, 2013) Gas Hole, a documentary about the history of oil prices, sheds light on the secrets of big oil companies and shows viable alternatives to petroleum at the Central Library. Tonight's Big Band Jazz Series is Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors (BAJA) at Moondance. WEDNESDAY (May, 29, 2013) The Holler Poets Series is celebrating its 5 year anniversary, featuring newly inducted Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker and Affrilachian Poet Mitchell Douglas at Al's Bar. Mrs. Lincoln's Walking Tour of Lexington is today at 2:30 hosted by the Mary Todd Lincoln House. Ace Picks and calendar recommendations for Lexington are compiled from the Ace Calendar Lexington, KY calendar by Mic Hardman, with Ryan Winstead. Click to submit.
GIGS and CONCERTS Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings May 23 - May 29, 2013 THURSDAY (May 23) Small Batch|Fire Dog|If Birds Could Fly 9 pm Al’s Bar Rumpke Mountain Boys | David Gans 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s The Roosters Crow|Kernal The Green Lantern Michael Chapdelaine|Trevor Gordon Hall 8 pm Natasha’s Superfecta 10 pm Parlay Social Derek Isaacs and Larry Williams 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel The Johnson Brothers 5 pm Thursday Night Live (Cheapside Square) Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen| Tyler Childers 7 pm Willie’s FRIDAY (May 24) A Tribe Called Lex, 9 pm Al’s Bar Scorpion Child 9 pm Buster’s One Man Train Wreck|Zebrana Bastard 8 pm The Green Lantern Mangrenade 10 pm The Green Lantern Ben Lacy 9:30 pm Jax Christopher Jones 7 pm Natasha’s See Alice 9 pm O’Neills The Payback 10 pm Parlay Social The Sensations 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel The Other Brothers|Stone Cold Grass 7 pm Willie’s SATURDAY (May 25) Cult Feature: Nemo Achida|Nativity Singers|The Recipe for Gamma Rays|Sun Street|DJ Jesse Saxxon 9 pm Al’s Bar Thelma and the Sleaze| The Makeshifts 8 pm The Green Lantern Fifth on the Floor 8 pm Jax Patrick McNeese Band 8 pm Natasha’s See Alice 9 pm O’Neills The Other Brothers 10 pm Parlay Social Aly’An 6 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel Pops Record 17th Birthday Bash Pops Resale 11 am – 7 pm Driving Rain 6 pm Willie’s SUNDAY (May 26) Night Beds| Jenny O. 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Shelly Rann 8 pm Natasha’s Jamin’ 2 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel MONDAY (May 27) TUESDAY (May 28) The Proletarians 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Harpeth Rising 8 pm Natasha’s Grayson Capps 8 pm Willie’s WEDNESDAY (May 29) Drowning Pool 9 pm Buster’s John Mann| Greg Foresman|Tom Green, 8 pm Natasha’s Ben Lacy 7 pm O’Neills King’s Ransom 8 pm Parlay Social Stone Cold Grass 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel Geoff Union Band 7 pm Willie’s Locally Known VENUES Al`s Bar 601 Limestone St 859.252.9104 ArtsPlace 161 N. Mill Street Atomic Café 265 Limestone St. 859-254-1969 Austin City Saloon 2350 Woodhill Drive 859.266.6891 Bar Lexington: 373 East Main St. 859-523-7694 Bigg Blue Martini 369 W. Vine St. 859.231.9000 Black Box Theater 141 E. Main St. 859.225.0370 Bogart`s at Crowne Plaza 1375 S. Broadway 859.255.4281 Buster`s Billiards & Backroom 899 Manchester St. 859.368.8871 Campus Pub 393 Waller Ave 859.231.0957 The Cellar 3256 Lansdowne Drive 859.317.8301 Cheapside 131 Cheapside 859.254.0046 Chevy Chase Inn 833 East Euclid Ave. 859.266.9422 Common Grounds 343 E. High St. 859.233.9761 Coffee Times Coffee House: 2571 Regency Rd. 859-277-9410 Cosmic Charlie`s 388 Woodland Ave. 859.309.9499 Giuseppe`s: 4456 Nicholasville Rd. 859-272-4269 Grapevine 4101 Tates Creek Rd. 859.273.7788 Green Lantern 497 W. Third St. 859.252.9539 Henry Clay’s Public House 112 N. Upper Street Horse and Barrel at DeSha`s 101 N. Broadway 859.259.3771 The Julep Cup 111 Woodland Ave 859-226-0300 Kentucky Theatre 214 East Main Street 859.231.6997 Land of Tomorrow 527 E. Third Street Lynagh`s Irish Pub 384 Woodland Ave. 859.255.1292 Malibu Pub and Grill 239 Surfside Dr. 859.278.9003 Natasha`s 112 Esplanade 859.259.2754 O`Neill`s Irish Pub 2051 Richmond Rd. 859.266.4488 Parlay Social 257 W. Short Street The Secret Bar and Grill 841 Lane Allen Road 859.317.8673 Shamrocks Bar and Grill154 N. Patchen Dr. 859.269.7621 ShowMe’s Restaurant: 1973 Bryant Rd. - 859-317-8625 Southside Pub 3650 Boston Rd. 859.223.4775 Squires Tavern 3429 Buckhorn Dr. 859.317.8887 Tee Dee's Club 266 E Second St 859.335.8440 Tin Roof 303 S. Limestone St. 859.317.9111 Two Keys Tavern 333 S. Limestone St. 859.254.5000 Vue 201 E. Main Street, 15th Floor Willie’s Locally Known 805 N. Broadway